- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Images from this week include the moment before Oakland Athletics player Craig Gentry is struck by a pitch; Martin Kaymer taking a moment with his U.S. Open golf trophy; and two Ghana and U.S. players going head-to-head during a World Cup match.

This gallery contains photos published June 13-16.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.